OpenOffice.org has released version 2.0.3 of its popular
open-source office suite. OpenOffice has found a number of fans due to its
relatively heavy number of features and its price tag: $0.
The new version adds a number of new features and
performance enhancements including up to a 23% performance increase in Calc,
better compatibility with Microsoft Office, email integration, more powerful
PDF integration and improved Mac OS X support. There are also a number of
security fixes in this latest release so users of the office suite are encouraged
to download this update immediately.
You may recall Microsoft previously blasted OpenOffice
for its "antiquated"
user interface and poor
performance compared to its upcoming (and oft-delayed) Office 2007 suite.
For those not bothered by Microsoft issues with OpenOffice, you can download
v2.0.3 directly here
or you can grab it via BitTorrent.
quote: Let's hope they're not pulling an Adobe/PDF. I think they got a taste of that medicine only recently ;)
quote: I hate having to always wait around on a word processor to load of all things.